When it comes to jewelry, the new rules of the game are that there aren’t any rules.
The 2016 NICHE Awards presentation, a much-anticipated element of every winter American Made Show since the awards began in 1989, took place on Jan. 16 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington DC. And this year, it turned into a big event with a surprisingly comfortable family-centric vibe. In addition to finalists and friends, the audience was packed with parents, spouses, teachers, relatives and children.
In partnership with Dallas Market Center, the American Made Show marks its second year in showcasing the best of handcrafted new work by American studio artisans during the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market. Better yet, its return engagement, on June 23-26, takes place in newly expanded space on the World Trade Center building’s twelfth floor.
Shopping is almost everything when it comes to attending Dallas Market Center’s Total Home & Gift Show, but it isn’t everything. You’ve still got to eat, right? The question is where?
NICHE magazine is proud to announce the finalists in the professional division of the 2016 NICHE Awards. The awards program, begun in 1989, celebrates excellence and innovation in American and Canadian fine craft.
“Celebration,” part of the ongoing Peabody Award-winning Craft in America series, marks the upcoming holiday season with an all-new hour premiering nationwide on PBS Friday, Dec. 11. The new episode examines the role craft plays in holiday customs.
Following long and successful retail careers, two well-known members of the arts community have closed their galleries and retired.
ArtPrize, the radically open international art competition decided by both public vote and expert jury, announced the winners of $500,000 in prizes in its seventh annual edition on Oct. 9 in Grand Rapids, Mich. Two $200,000 Grand Prizes were awarded, by public vote to the husband and wife duo Loveless PhotoFiber for “Northwood Awakening,” and by a jury of art experts to Kate Gilmore for her three-dimensional performance piece, “Higher Ground.”